Invitation to a one-day Masterclass on
APPLICATION OF INSTRUMENTAL VARIABLE METHODS IN HEALTH ECONOMICS AND OUTCOMES RESEARCH
Prof Anirban Basu, The CHOICE Institute, University of Washington
LSHTM, 15-17 Tavistock Place.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
We are delighted to invite you to attend our masterclass on the use of Instrumental Variable (IV) methods in health economics and outcomes research on the 23rd of July at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 15-17 Tavistock Place, WC1H 9SH. The masterclass is being organised by the Centre for Health Economics in London (CHiL) and led by Professor Anirban Basu<https://sop.washington.edu/people/anirban-basu/>, University of Washington, an expert on the use of IV methods.
This masterclass will address the major concern in observational studies of selection bias or confounding by indication, using real-world examples of high health policy relevance. Participants will be able to gain practical skills in applying alternative IV methods through computer-based practicals using Stata and interactive lectures led by Prof Basu.
Participants will be introduced to the key concepts and assumptions behind IV methods, drawing on the treatment choice literature, and take part in a topical discussion of the plausibility of IV that are commonly available in routine datasets. It also covers recent developments in IV methods, and the new opportunities and challenges raised by large-scale routine data.
The masterclass will be suitable for those interested in designing, analysing or interpreting IV studies. While the masterclass does not have any formal pre-requisites, to benefit from the practical sessions in the afternoon participants will know the basic principles of statistics and have a working knowledge of the Stata software.
Registration and coffee start at 9 am, and the masterclass will finish at 4 pm. The registration fee of £100 includes lunch, tea and coffees. The detailed programme and the link to register is here<https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/masterclass-instrumental-variable-iv-methods-in-health-economics-and-outcomes-research-registration-63052762510>.
You are also warmly invited to a free public lecture (open to all, on a first come, first served basis) which will be held after the masterclass by Prof Basu titled the 'Economics of choices in the era of personalised medicine' and a subsequent wine reception. Please click here<https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/economics-choices-era-personalised-medicine> for more details.
Participants wishing to participate in the Stata practicals should bring their own laptops with the latest version of Stata installed.
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